Afrikaans song lyrics

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Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby torero23 » 2010-08-11, 19:14

I was wondering if any of you guys knew of a website that has lyrics to Afrikaans songs. I learn a lot of my vocabulary through songs (I can't stand learning from lists) and its easier to learn through songs if you have the words in front you :) To be specific, I'm looking for "Sê my hoe" by Monique, "Jy kan my nie vang nie" also by Monique and "Wat ek dink" by Corsette. Those are the only three songs I have in Afrikaans so far. Thanks for any help!

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Shiba » 2010-08-11, 20:41

I don't know those songs (the titles are familiar, though) but I can recommend you some good ones - Tyd om te Trek, Die Kaplyn and De La Rey (all sung by Bok van Blerk and available as music videos on YouTube) come to mind. I could give you the lyrics for those if you like - they're all good songs with meaning, and De La Rey was quite a cultural anthem for a while there. :) (Relates to the Boer War.)
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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby torero23 » 2010-08-13, 0:38

That'd be awesome if you could get me the lyrics for those songs. I actually really liked them. Baie dankie!

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Shiba » 2010-08-15, 8:42

Geen probleem nie! :) By the way, should I post the lyrics here, or send them to you by personal message?
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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby torero23 » 2010-08-16, 2:36

Here is fine. And if you have any other recommendations of Afrikaans singers, let me know (I know that gets asked a lot around here, so if their is another thread for this, sorry).

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Shiba » 2010-08-16, 9:08

Sure. :) And it's no problem. The thread for music and poetry is actually here, so you can always use that in future. Still, it's not a problem.

As for other Afrikaans singers, well, it probably depends on which music genres you like. I'm not very clued-up on our singers, but I can always ask my brother, who has quite an extensive playlist. I do recommend Juanita du Plessis though, from what I have heard of her, which admittedly isn't much.

Tyd om te Trek

Vers 1:

Ek het jou nie verloor nie, maar wat het jou gewen?
Jou paspoor op die tafel het my hier vasgepen
Jy sê daar kom 'n oorlog wat diep daarin jou brand
Jy vra kom ek saam na waar jy moet gaan?
Jy sê dis....

Refrein:
Tyd om te trek, om jou hart te vat!
Jy sê dis nie om ons uitmekaar te spat
Maar jou woorde aan my: wil ek hier agterbly?
Want as jy vra, moes jy vra, maar jy't my gesê
Van jou 'wyse plan'; is dit wat jy wou hê?
Daar's geen plek vir jou hier; jy sê dis tyd om te trek!

Verse 2:

Daar is soveel meer wat ek wou sê
En wat ek oor wou hê; maar hier in donker Afrika,
Wat soveel van ons vra.. wat sou dit kos om net te bly
Jou woorde was te duur
Want wat jy wou sê was geskryf teen die muur -

Refrein




Die Kaplyn

Vers 1:

Tussen bosse en bome
Tussen grense wag ons almal vir môre
Maar op agttien was ons almal verlore
Hoe kan ons verstaan?
En wie weeg nou ons lewe
Want net God alleen weet waarooor ons bewe
Want op agttien wou ons almal net lewe
Net een slag toe was jou lewe verby

Refrein 1:

Roep jy na my?
Roep jy my terug na die Kaplyn, my vriend?
Deur die jare het die wêreld gedraai
Toe ons jonk was hoe sou ons dit kon raai?
Soek jy na my?
Soek jy my nou in die stof en jou bloed?
Jy't gesê jy hoor hoe God na jou roep
Toe's dit als verby...

Vers 2:

Na al hierdie jare
Vêr verlore dryf ons rond in ons dade
Net soldate leef met grense se skade
Hoe kan ons verstaan?
Want daai bos vreet ons spore
In die donker bos was broeders gebore
In die donker saam gebid vir 'n môre
Net een slag toe was jou lewe verby...

Refrein 2:

Roep jy na my?
Roep jy my terug na die Kaplyn my vriend?
Deur die jare het die wêreld gedraai
Toe ons jonk was hoe sou ons dit kon raai?
Waar is jy nou?
Is jou naam dan op ons mure behou?
Jy was nooit vereer en niemand gaan nou
Oor jou lewe skryf en wat jy nog wou

En by daardie mure
Staan ek vir ure

Maar waar's jou naam nou, my vriend?
Kan hul nie verstaan?
Jul soldate vergaan – sonder rede dra hulle die blaam!

Refrein 2

En by daardie mure
Staan ek vir ure
En by daardie mure
Staan ek vir ure...
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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Ludwig Whitby » 2010-08-16, 10:05

I know a couple hip-hop singers. The most popular is of course Die Antwoord(though they usually rap in a mix of Afrikaans and English) , and Jack Parow, than there is Fokofpolisiekar, a punk/rock band.. And that's all I know actually. :D

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Shiba » 2010-08-16, 10:49

Nice, if I remember correctly some of my friends like Die Antwoord. :) I haven't heard them myself, though (not really a hip-hop listener). Polisiekar and Jack Parow have less wonderful reputations though, unfortunately, they like keeping things dirty >.< although Polisiekar does have one or two songs that are okay, neither they nor Parow are hearable if you understand what they're saying ^^;;
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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Siegel » 2010-08-19, 18:12

one artist that i liked in the past has quite up beat funky songs. his name is loskop. he sings songs such as loslap and vrydagaand to name a couple

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby evilangel2193 » 2011-03-24, 20:03

could you also post the lyrics to "Maak jou Drome Waar" by AB de Villiers and Ampie du Preez?????!!! Pleeez!! I have been looking ever since i heard the song but i cant find the lyrics anywhere!!!
Thank you!!! :) :D

Also, "Val Sonder Jou" and "Waar's Jy Nou"...but if u cant do these 2, i understand, i really really really want to know the lyrics to "Maak Jou Drome Waar" though!!

Thanks!!! :D :D

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby lungwabo » 2011-05-16, 16:49

This was very Helpful,thank you soooo much,and I agree that the songs you named there are incredibly powerful songs :)

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby qwert » 2011-05-16, 16:53

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Siegel » 2011-05-17, 15:40

hahaha qwert, that is amazing
^^lol^^

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Reinder » 2011-05-18, 9:07

Siegel wrote:hahaha qwert, that is amazing


It's awful you mean. x'D
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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby qwert » 2011-05-18, 16:46

Yeah, they are pretty good :)

My mom and grandmother thought me some of the South African culture and folk songs, enough to understand "Kooler Box".

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Siegel » 2011-05-18, 17:01

Reinder wrote:
Siegel wrote:hahaha qwert, that is amazing


It's awful you mean. x'D


no. otherwise i would have said so.. duh. i obviously meant its amazing.
^^lol^^

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Reinder » 2011-05-18, 17:10

Siegel wrote:no. otherwise i would have said so.. duh. i obviously meant its amazing.


It was meant like: "het is verschrikkelijk zul je bedoelen".
I don't like it at all, hehe.
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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Siegel » 2011-05-18, 17:41

i luv it :D :partyhat:
^^lol^^

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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Reinder » 2011-05-21, 11:45

Here are two songs with lyrics, I don't know if they're 100% right, but they are pretty okay, I think.

Alleen Na Desember - 4Hoekige3Kant

Die dood is ons gewaarborg!
My gevoelens verander met seisoene.
Die winter was so koud.
Hoor ek dink iets van jou met aan my vas gevries.

Sê my ja, sê my ja,
sodat ek hier kan inpas.
Sê my ja, sê my ja,
is daar iewers waar ek in pas?
Sê my ja, sê my ja,
sodat ek hier kan inpas.
Sê my jaaaaaa is daar iewers waar ek in pas?

Alles leuns waarmee ek my aandag verkry.
Ons lewe in wat was en vergeet wat ons is.
Wat help dit ons blaai.
Blaai i nuwe bladsy maar is in die selfde storie vasgekeer,
dieselfde storie vasgekeer.

Sê my ja, sê my ja,
sodat ek hier kan inpas.
Sê my ja, sê my ja,
is daar iewers waar ek in pas?
Sê my ja, sodat ek hier kan inpas.
Sê my jaaaaaa, is daar iewers waar ek in pas?

Oh oh oh oh ...
Oh oh oh oh ...

Sê my ja, sê my ja,
sodat ek hier kan inpas.
Sê my ja, sê my ja,
is daar iewers waar ek in pas?
Sê my ja, sodat ek hier kan inpas.
Sê my jaaaaaa, is daar iewers waar ek in pas?


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Alleen Na Desember - Gemaklik verskrik

Onthou jy laat in die aande hoe ek skelm jou hand vas hou.
Hou net, hou net hierdie ritme daar.
Ek het alweer, ek het alweer op iemand se bank uit gepaas.
So gemaklik verskrik soms deurmekaar gepluk.

Beste vriende maar ons sal wys meer en meer
Al skree ons of in stilte sit.
Ons soen het oopgegaan my tyd was verkeerd
As ons tyd kon maak sou ons tyd kon keer.

Tussen duisend mense sien jy my raak. (Ek staan net daar, ek staan net daar)
Ons het so ontmoet en ek het genader, genader om jou te vra:
Wat's die kans dat ek saam jou kan huis toe gaan,
belowe ek sal net praat, ons gaan net praat.
Nie 'n woord te sê nie en ek dink ek het jou lyftaal reg gelees.

Beste vriende maar ons sal wys meer en meer
Al skree ons of in stilte sit.
Ons soen het oopgegaan my tyd was verkeerd
As ons tyd kon maak sou ons tyd kon keer.

Ek kan dit nie, (ek kan dit nie),
gestraand was nie 'n droom gewees nie.
Ek kan dit nie, (ek kan dit nie),
gestraand was nie 'n droom gewees nie.

Beste vriende maar ons sal wys meer en meer
Al skree ons of in stilte sit.
Ons soen het oopgegaan my tyd was verkeerd
As ons tyd kon maak sou ons tyd kon keer.

Yeeaah!
(Oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ...)
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Re: Afrikaans song lyrics

Postby Etxebunti » 2012-03-11, 19:56

I'm looking for the lyrics of "Waar lê jy venaand!", "Aan jou van my", "Die coach se speech" and "liewe ouers" all by Robbie Wessels and also "Hosh tokalosh" by Jack Parow.
It would be great if someone could post the lyrics here!

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